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The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008

Are we grading on a curve?

Peter Keough’s Oscar Scorecard
It’s a solid B, which isn’t bad considering the vagaries of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 23, 2008

The Oscars go to Hell

The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008

Silver linings on a dark screen

Film: 2007 in review
The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007

Bad will hunting

Ben is back with Gone Baby Gone
Films about Boston tend to be no better than their worst Boston accent.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 18, 2007

Mighty Casey

The younger Affleck holds forth
Good Will Hunting  — in which they played siblings — fixed the public perception of Casey Affleck as Ben’s younger brother.
By COLE HADDON  |  October 16, 2007

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

One of the year's best movies
In Andrew Dominik’s revisionist Western, Jesse James is not a character.
By RICHARD BECK  |  October 05, 2007

War zones

Fall films face terror at home and abroad
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007

Flotsam and jetsam

The tars are adrift in Ocean’s Thirteen
Steven Soderbergh’s third “Ocean” film is a pastry of a movie, airy, insubstantial, and meant to fill in the gaps between heartier meals.
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 05, 2007

Cattle call

Love humans, don’t eat them
Does anyone else find it ironic that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is treating human beings like pieces of meat?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 11, 2007

Static circuitry

Boy in Static sets a date, Rise prize, and Slaine
One of Circuits’ favorite local acts, BOY IN STATIC (a/k/a ALEX CHEN ), is preparing to release Violet , the follow-up to his remarkable debut, Newborn , on May 29. Boy In Static, "Where It Ends" (mp3)
By DAVID DAY  |  March 08, 2007

New to DVD: December, 20 2006

  The Descent, Factotum, Jackass: Number Two
Plus the Black Dahlia and The Last Kiss .
By NEW TO DVD  |  December 19, 2006

The Last Kiss

A trip of romantic misfortunes
There’s no want of misogyny in Tony Goldwyn’s film, which follows the romantic misfortunes of a group of buddies. Watch the trailer for The Last Kiss  (QuickTime)
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006

Fest or famine?

This year’s Boston Film Festival has a woman’s touch
Women filmmakers dominate this year’s festival, and an unflinching honesty marks their movies.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2006

Righteous brother

The career of Brian Doyle-Murray
We like to imagine that somewhere there exists an Elks-Club-like organization of the slightly-less-famous brothers of celebrities.
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 18, 2006

Lonesome Jim

Buscemi's third feature deserves a better ending
From the title of the movie onward, Lonesome Jim (Casey Affleck) can’t catch a break.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 09, 2006

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